Reforestation World events

We use our events to raise awareness on our key topics and to promote the engagement of others.

Events such as the "Draw a tree, we plant it!" action are aimed at the broader public, across all ages. Other events, organised with partners, might be more focused on particular topics and in bringing experts and interested people together to discuss these.

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Would you like to organise one of these events together with us? If you're in Switzerland, get in touch with our team at

Draw a Tree, we plant it!

A simple idea: draw a tree at one of our events, select an organisation from our projects list and we provide the funds to have it planted. An easy way to make the world a little bit greener!

These events cover all ages, from young children to adults. We do them in locations where people, particularly families, like to spend time together. In a relaxed way, we bring people closer to the work of our partner organisations and take the time discuss their questions with us. We accumulate the drawings and choices of our visitors and provide the corresponding funds to the organisations after the event. The funding comes from Reforestation World and from private sponsors, who also agree that this is a positive way to engage people.

The first event took place at the Going Wild days of the Zürich Zoo, on September 2017, where we sponsored more than 250 trees (check our Facebook post here). Given the positive results, we decided to repeat it in different parts of Switzerland during the Summer 2018.

"Draw a tree" events - Summer 2018

Our team will be present at different locations in Switzerland during the Summer 2018. Come and join us, to learn about the work of our project partners and have a tree planted with them.

  • June 9, 2018 (Sat) - 14:00-18:00 - ETH Zürich
    • As part of the Latsis Conference on Forest Restoration, there will be several public activities for children and adults alike. Our team's activity will complement the games, science café and public forum organised by the conference's team.
    • Location: ETH Main Buidling/Hauptgebäude, Foyer EO-Süd (or, with good weather, at the Polyterrase).
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  • August 26, 2018 (Sun) - Botanical Garden Basel
    • The Botanical Garden will be hosting its Family Day, with a day-long program in this special location.
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  • September 1&2, 2018 (Sat & Sun) - Zoo Zürich

Other events

Reforestation World also conducts events in other formats, such as a panel discussion or a workshop, together with partner organisations.

Our first panel discussion was on the value of forests and was organised together with Sustinova on November 2017. The full notes of the event are here.

Partnerships & Collaborations

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Sustinova is a non-profit organisation based in Zurich, Switzerland, and devoted to promoting Sustainability in the NGO area.

As a partner, Sustinova provides operational support to Reforestation World in its public activities.

ETH Zurich - Chair of Ecosystem Management

The Chair of Ecosystem management at the ETH Zürich is organising the Latsis Symposium ETH 2018 “Scaling-up forest Restoration”, on June 6-7 & 9.

Reforestation World is assisting with the link to NGOs, practitioners and others stakeholders in the field of forest restoration.